Couple who met on Blind Date have a good time thirtieth marriage ceremony anniversary

Couple who met on Blind Date have a good time thirtieth marriage ceremony anniversary

Blind Date’s first ever couple to tie the knot have a good time thirtieth marriage ceremony anniversary (Image: ITV)Sue and Alex Tatham had no thought fairly how a lot their lives would change when in the future in 1988, throughout an look on Blind Date, the display drew again and they’d each be confronted by the particular person they’d in the future have a good time their thirtieth marriage ceremony anniversary with.
Properly, on October 19, 2021, Alex and Sue did simply that, three a long time on from changing into the first-ever couple to tie the knot after assembly on Cilla Black’s courting present.
‘Thirty years on and we’re nonetheless being romantic right this moment,’ they inform as they toast the monumental event with a dinner in London, having fun with a ballet efficiency of Romeo and Juliet on the London Opera Home.  
‘It was a wonderful night the place Sue and I celebrated 30 years of an exquisite marriage by doing numerous issues we love greatest culminating in among the best ballets we’ve ever seen. Fortunately our love story ends higher than Romeo and Juliet’s! We’re nonetheless star-crossed lovers although!’ teases Alex.
Nevertheless it seems like love and laughter has by no means been sparse for Sue and Alex, who’ve seized every single day collectively since he picked fortunate quantity two over Lynne from Middlesex and Kate from Essex.
‘There was beautiful Sue, wanting completely attractive,’ he tells us, recalling the second their eyes first met, which was ultimately considered by over 10 million individuals.

‘30 years on and we’re nonetheless being romantic right this moment’ (Image: Alex and Sue Tatham)

Cilla joined the couple at their 1991 marriage ceremony (Image: Alex and Sue Tatham)‘My legs had been shaking,’ says Sue. ‘We needed to sit on these huge stools and there was this huge booming voice coming from the opposite facet of the display, which sounded charming, and all I might assume was, “I hope he’s taller than me” as a result of I’ve this factor about boyfriends being taller than girlfriends.’
Fortunately, the display got here again to disclose 6’2 gentleman Alex who nearly towered over 5’6 Sue.
‘My preliminary response was “field ticked”, he was fairly enjoyable and he loved my solutions so I knew we’d have a very good time.’
And Sue was proper. Straight from the studios in London they had been each instantly whisked off to Shannon, Eire, the place they tucked right into a medieval banquet, loved the cliffs of Moher, however stayed in a resort 5 miles aside.
‘They had been very eager to verify we weren’t shut to one another, however we clearly preferred one another.’
On their return to London, it was straight again to filming within the studio to present their ultimate resolution: would there be a second date? Sure there was, instantly.
‘I requested Sue what she was doing for the remainder of the day,’ says Alex. Fortunately, she had no plans and off to London zoo they went.

‘Our philosophy is to carry arms and chortle at life and it’ll all be alright’ (Image: Alex and Sue Tatham)‘We had been greater than holding arms by the top of the day.’
Alex and Sue spent the subsequent two years in a long-distance relationship; she was dwelling in Walsall and him in London however would commit weekends to one another.
Ultimately, after a delicate nudge from Sue’s youthful cousin Ben, Alex popped the query.
‘I mentioned. “I’ve obtained two inquiries to ask you: the primary one is will you marry me and the second was will you progress to London?”’
‘I mentioned, sure and sure and that was that.’
In 1991, accompanied by matchmaker Cilla, and 6 TV crews with their very own manufacturing suite, Alex and Sue had been married in a ceremony that was watched by 17million individuals for a Blind Date particular.
Three a long time later, Alex and Sue share two kids, Emily, 27, and Charlie, 25.
‘Only a few individuals can say to their kids that is the second mummy laid eyes on daddy.’
However with each Emily and Charlie flying the nest, Alex and Sue say they’re simply ‘excited to plan’ the remainder of their lives collectively.
‘A very powerful factor is we glance after one another and revel in no matter life throws at us after 30 years of blissful marriage,’ says Alex. ‘We’re unbelievable at laughing at life itself.
‘We’ve had a contented marriage, though there’s been numerous issues life has thrown at us, however typically our philosophy is to carry arms and chortle at life and it’ll all be alright.’
‘I’m already excited,’ smiles Sue.
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